What to Expect
The Doctor of Juridical Science will prepare you for positions in academic leadership, legal research or policy making. Our faculty advisors, who are among the most highly cited legal scholars in the United States, supervise one to two students, giving them plenty of time to focus on your individualized aspirations. Along with regular meetings with your advisor, you will meet weekly with other SJD students for seminars that will help you master the necessary legal research and writing skills needed to complete your dissertation. In addition, you are assigned a law librarian to assist you with your research and encouraged to take supplementary classes to enhance your expertise for your dissertation.